The sisters Anita and Teresita work on our Corte Wraps, and they do a great job – blanket stitch all along the edges of the textile, and macrame fringes on two ends to give the scarf a good shape. They live in a community near Sumpango, where we have just started to expand for embroidery work.
These women do not live in castles, have super modern appliances, or fancy cars. But they’re also not destitute. I think a part of me was afraid that they might be living in some terrible conditions, but I was relieved to see that they had such a lovely home. I want to paint an honest picture of these two sisters in particular:
They have a beautiful home. The sisters are close. They take pride in their traditional art of embroidery. Their work is excellent. They live in a mostly agricultural village with dirt roads. Their kitchen is big, with two wood-burning stoves for lots of cooking. They have plenty of room to host community gatherings at their home. They are welcoming, and they seem happy.